Efficiency and renewables

Harnessing latent energy for a smoother, greener train ride

25 May, 2022 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has developed a system that gathers energy from a braking train as it approaches a station, briefly stores it, then reinjects it into the train's power supply as it accelerates away.


Price of solar drops in most Aust states

18 May, 2022 | Supplied by: SolarQuotes

The average cost per watt for solar power systems dropped in most Australian states in March, according to independent reviews website SolarQuotes.


Health improves following switch to all-electric buses

10 May, 2022

A new study has found that the health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, was considerably improved following replacement of hybrid buses with those fully powered by electricity.


Solar solution for east coast

03 May, 2022

NSW will be the first recipient of Boundary Power's Solar Qube, a rapidly deployable and modular power system that is suited to remote locations.


Plans for new solar battery plant in Qld

20 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Zero Emissions Developments

Australian renewable energy company ZED is seeking $30m in private investment to build a manufacturing plant for its PowerCap batteries.


Keeping cool, sustainably

20 April, 2022

Electric fans can significantly reduce the vast environmental cost of cooling Australian homes, a new study has found.


Multimillion-dollar boost for revolutionary energy storage

13 April, 2022 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

CSIRO will invest $50 million in four new programs tackling major national challenges.


Qld's newest grid-connected battery

13 April, 2022

Installation is nearing completion on a new grid-connected Tesla battery near Bundaberg.


Broken Hill "ideal site" for new large-scale battery

06 April, 2022 | Supplied by: AGL Energy Limited

AGL has received $14.84m to build a large-scale battery storage system with grid-forming capabilities at Broken Hill, New South Wales.


New roadmap for Aust energy transition

04 April, 2022 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

CSIRO has released its roadmap highlighting the research required to continue Australia's transition to a more secure and affordable electricity system.


Boom year for Aust battery energy storage

30 March, 2022

Australia's battery boom continues with another record-breaking year for our energy storage capacity, according to a new report.


Renewable microgrid for Daintree

09 March, 2022

The federal government is funding a renewable energy microgrid for the Daintree community in Far North Queensland.


Huge renewable energy deal for 25 councils in NSW

02 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Zen Energy Pty Ltd

One of the largest renewable energy deals for local government has been brokered with electricity retailer ZEN Energy.


Smart upgrade to more than 92,000 streetlights in NSW

02 March, 2022

Ausgrid is set to partner with the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) and up to 33 local councils to deliver what could be the largest and most advanced smart street lighting upgrade in Australia.


Call for funding to help coal workers transition into clean energy careers

25 February, 2022 | Supplied by: Clean Energy Council

With closure of Origin's Eraring power plant imminent, the CEC is calling for a nationally coordinated approach to the retirement of fossil fuel generation.


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